I have entered my first ultra (Ultra Race Peaks) and am losing sleep over the correct trainer choice, I have in my rotation:
Inov8 road x-233, f lite 230's and x talon 190's (mostly because i love the inov8 uppers, size 9 always fits and I like the minimal ideals even if I am some way from a a great natural running gait)
I ran (well jogged, trudged, walked the steepest bits)coniston trail marathon in the f lite 230's and finished with very tender feet indeed (muscle / tendons, injinji's and the inov8 uppers kept the skin near perfect).
I therefore want something with more cushion that will offer a little support for the later miles and will cope with trail / path / road sections of the Ultra Race Peaks.
Any suggestions will be very welcome indeed, thanks.